• The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about. I didn't realize that my body was moving. It's a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, "What'd I do? What'd I do?" And he said, "Whatever it is, go back and do it again."

    Interview Magazine (March/April 1972); later quoted in Jane Ellen Wayne "The Leading Men of MGM" (p. 406), February 17, 2005.